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Alligator found tied up, impaled with arrows

Posted at 6:32 AM, Apr 30, 2020

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Crime Stoppers in Southwest Florida are offering a reward for information after an alligator was found tied up and impaled with arrows on Wednesday, according to a Facebook post.

SWFL Crime Stoppers says the Lee County Sheriff's Office was called about the gator after it was found in a pond on Oak Hill Loop in Fort Myers.

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The gator had two arrows in its side and apparent rope wrapped around its snout and feet, according to the post. Deputies with FWC safely removed in from the pond.

Anyone with information on the animal cruelty case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.